Jane Rooney, FACP is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist – sub specialty knee (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009) and Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (1997). She has extensive experience in the Sports Medicine field, both in Europe and Australia and is the Clinical Director of Prahran Sports Medicine Centre. Jane has a particular interest in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury rehabilitation and prevention programs, patella instability, patellofemoral pain, in addition to knee osteoarthritis management programs. Jane was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship in 2016 to investigate management algorithms and contemporary conservative management programs for anterior cruciate ligament injury, travelling to Europe, Scandinavia and America. Jane is a passionate advocate for the implementation of world best practice for ACL injury in Australia. Since completing her fellowship Jane is currently involved in several related research projects, as part of a world renown Australian knee research team. The team are developing a patient decision aid tool for anterior cruciate ligament injury, designed for use by both practitioners and patients, to aid in the shared decision-making management process. A second project is investigating a unique knee bracing non operative protocol for anterior cruciate ligament management. These projects will help to increase our knowledge of best ACL injury management within the Australian health care system. Jane works closely with many of Melbourne’s leading knee surgeons and sports physicians. Jane enjoys the challenge of working with athletes of all abilities including recreational, school, state, national and international competitors, motivated by helping every athlete to achieve their individual performance goal. Jane has a passion for education and is the sole director of Physio Educators which provides courses and online masterclasses in conjunction with the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Jane is an Associate Clinical Professor at Swinburne University, an Honorary Lecturer at Melbourne University, Guest Lecturer and post graduate mentor at La Trobe University, an examiner and facilitator for the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a regular presenter for many APA courses.

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To investigate contemporary conservative management programs for Anterior Cruciate knee injuries

To investigate contemporary conservative management programs for Anterior Cruciate knee injuries

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